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Rohm rg10 help needed

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Jigman21, Nov 3, 2014.

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  1. LAGS

    LAGS Member

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    A co -worker asked me to check out and test fire one in 22 short before he gave it to his grandaughter.
    It was in like new shape, timing and lock up was perfect.
    But it Blew in Two on the fifth shot.
    I mean the whole front of the frame and barrel went sailing down range.
    I picked up the pieces and crazy glued it back together, just so he could hang it on the wall.
    Then I decided to test fire it.
    Dang if it didn't work perfectly.
    The crazy glue held.
    So I decided, Maybe I can solder it back together.
    The Frame Melted before the 450 degree solder did because it was made out of some cheap Zinc based Pot Metal.
    Armoredman was a witness to it blowing up.
     
  2. FROGO207

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    Crazy glue eh. Might have reinforced that with a couple SS hose clamps and let it be.:evil: I own a couple in .22 short and while they do shoot safely at this point I do not put much faith in them as a safe firearm. Just saying.:D
     
  3. rondog

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    I OWN an RG10 in .22 short, so I'm a "qualified expert" on them and I can testify that it's an unsafe p.o.s. Throw it away. I wouldn't waste the energy/time to clean it, let alone fix it. Only reason I keep mine is because it was my Grandpa's.
     
  4. lemaymiami

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    I've handled many RG's of one size or other and all were just plain junk iron. Every last one of them was involved in a crime one way or the other.... My short advice to anyone that has one in any condition is to take it swimming... If I remember correctly we received one that would actually fire two rounds at a time and several that could be used as alibis (I actually believed one dude who said "it just went off"...). That didn't save him from the consequences, though.

    Down here in paradise even street people knew how bad they were. By the late eighties we rarely saw them -our local bad guys learned to use better gear.
     
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